Hakeem Olajuwon (’84)

Hakeem Olajuwon appeared on five SI covers in his 17-year career as a Rocket. May 26, 1986 was the first, with a great picture of him posterizing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, as the upstart Rockets surprised the defending champion Lakers in the playoffs with Dream averaging 31 points and 11.2 rebounds in the series.

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